Nov 18, Your Culture

Dear Sisters, A Letter From A Brother

Dear Sisters, A letter from a brother. Sisters, have you ever wondered why men hardly express emotions in relationships? Do you ever wonder why your man generally seems emotionally absent except from those moments of intimacy you share in bed? Perhaps you wonder why your father never expressed emotion; or remained emotionally unavailable to you, […]

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Nov 18, Your World

My Footballing Magi

I had three black male idols growing up. At their peak, they were the best in their field. And they were all footballers. The 90s brought English football back to top with the inauguration of the Premier League. Foreign imports became the norm and amazing players from around the world graced the pitches of Britain. […]

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Nov 18, Your Culture

Policing Of Black Boys In Schools

I’m sure when I say that as a black man I have to face stereotypes, discriminatory practice and racism on a daily basis, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Despite these institutional set backs, over the years, I have been able to adapt my behaviour in order to ‘minimise’ or combat these stereotypes. This skilful […]

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Nov 18, Your World

Why Politics Needs More Black People

We live in interesting times as the old adage goes and never has the need been greater for more diversity of voices on our political sphere. We know that bad policies will invariably impact us in a negative way, as black people we are more prone to unemployment, poor housing, discrimination and poorer health outcomes. […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

For The Mandem

As 2018 is about to close and I sit and reflect about our generation, the more I realise that we’re among the most judgmental generation of all time. Us, as men must act tough and look a certain way for us to be considered “manly”. However, what this world has forgotten is that we are […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Our Ever-Changing Identities

“A man can not directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances” This was a quote from a book my fiancé once bought me, a book I now admire dearly. I love this particular quote from James Allen because it coincides with my personal theory […]

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Nov 17, Your World

Street Evangelism?

I love long uninterrupted journeys after a long day at work with some mood related music. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to a favourite album, song, playlist or that new album you have been planning to listen to all week but just couldn’t find the time. But… Somebody starts bellowing in the distance…the words […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Tales Of Abiola

Well if you ask me, it’s annoying when I’m forced to follow mum to a place I just know will be boring. If I had it my way, I would stay home kicking a tennis ball around pretending to be Jay-Jay Okocha as he twists and turns his opponent. Instead, I’m here mumbling lines to […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Stay in your lane

How much of our frustration in life is caused by wondering and worrying what others are doing? I’d venture to guess that it’s A LOT! Other than that, how many years have been subtracted from your life and nights of good sleep because of stress about what others think? Why do you care about what […]

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